It wouldn’t be a Scary Movie without some attention-grabbing cameos, and the upcoming fifth installment of the franchise may be getting just that. Set to star High School Musical‘s Ashley Tisdale in a Black Swan-esque spoof, Scary Movie 5 is gearing up for production with Malcolm D. Lee (Undercover Brother) behind the camera and now according to new reports one frequent tabloider who is attempting a career restart is in talks.
Despite some denials, The Wrap reports that Lindsay Lohan has entered talks to join the film, presumably in a small cameo role akin to others like Carmen Electra, Charlie Sheen and Pamela Anderson in past films. With that plot synopsis, I wonder if Lohan would take a role akin to the on Mila Kunis had in Darren Aronofsky‘s film. It won’t take long to find out, as the film is set to hit theaters on April 19th of next year. Meanwhile, Lohan has what’s certainly her most promising role in quite some time in the now-shooting Paul Schrader sex thriller The Canyons.
Update: Deadline has followed up and now says Ron Livingston, Olivia Wilde, and Jake M. Johnson (New Girl) are also joining Drinking Buddies, with a report telling us the film follows “a fun and flirtatious friendship that goes off the rails.” The Office Space star will play Chris, one-half of this pairing. You can read the original story below.
In other actress news, Deadline lets us know that Anna Kendrick will head firmly down the independent root for the next film from the prolific Joe Swanberg. Titled Drinking Buddies, all we know is that it begins shooting late this month in Chicago and will be produced by Andrea Roa, Anish Savajani and Alica van Couvering are producing.
If one had to take a guess, it will continue in the long line of micro-budget, lo-fi films from the director, with a heavy use of improv. Considering he released six films in just 2011, Swanberg has been taking a bit slower since then, experimenting more with acting. As for Kendrick, the Oscar-nominated Up in the Air actress has Pitch Perfect coming this fall, along with End of Watch, and one I’m most looking forward to, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep. Knowing Swanberg’s fast production habits, one can likely expect Drinking Buddies to show up as soon as Sundance 2013.
Is Lohan a good fit for the Scary Movie franchise? How do you feel about Kendrick and Swanberg teaming up?